Richard Froese
South Peace News

A salvage yard northwest of High Prairie has changed land-use districts in the Big Lakes County land-use bylaw to allow the business to add some buildings.

At its regular meeting July 14, council adopted a land-use bylaw to redistrict NW-09-75-18-W5 to rural industrial [RI] district from agricultural [AG] district.

The application came from property owner Anthony Matula to redistrict the land, says Pat Olansky, director of planning and development.

Council adopted the bylaw after a public hearing during the meeting.

According to the land-use bylaw, a salvage yard is neither a permitted nor discretionary use under the agriculture district, Olansky says.

Matula is now allowed to add some buildings as he plans to expand his business on Highway 2 north of Triangle.

Matula has also submitted an application for a development permit to move in a 24 x 44-foot shop, a 24 x 26-foot building he plans to convert to a dwelling with a basement and an 8 x 40-foot sea can.

The shop and sea can will be used in conjunction with the existing business.

Council received a letter of opposition to amend the bylaw from Cordell Severson, who lives on neighbouring property.

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